Dad killed in front of wife, son

2012-11-19 08:46

Johannesburg - A Gauteng father was shot dead in front of his new wife and son - five years after his first wife was brutally killed in front of him during a robbery.

Jacques Botha, 51, was shot by robbers in cold blood, in front of his wife Anél, 45, and son Neo, 3, on their smallholding Muldersdrift, reported Beeld.

It was the second violent attack in two days on the smallholding.

Botha’s daughter Tanya, 22, said she and brother Reinhardt, 18, were struggling to cope with their father’s death.

Anél Botha revealed on Sunday how she heard a noise at about 20:00 in the house they were renting on the smallholding.

She saw three big men overpower Botha and shoot him six times. She fled with their son but the robbers found her and threatened her with a knife, demanding her laptop and cellphone.

“I thought they were going to kill us,” said Anél.

“My husband was busy dying on the floor but they clearly had no conscience or respect.”
A gang of robbers was thought to be operating in the area and was believed responsible for another attack on a family living in another house on the smallholding.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-19 08:51

    When are the police going to do something about the Muldersdrif area. This is unacceptable.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-11-19 08:52

    two step is the answer

  • snotty.dotty.9 - 2012-11-19 08:53

    bloody ruthless swines!!!

  • thebe.motshwadira - 2012-11-19 08:55

    Death penalty please

      jody.beggs - 2012-11-19 09:04

      They have to catch them first ...

      kevin.baker.9847867 - 2012-11-19 09:36

      Well said Thebe, its about time this useless government if thats what we call it listened to the masses. Mayne one day your kids and mine could live in a normal society where they can play in the streets without fear but seriously i doubt it. They say 'where there is a will there is a way' there is clearly no will on the part of these bastards at the top.

  • zahierm - 2012-11-19 08:56

    Find the scum...and execute them...!!!

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-19 08:59

    There is no way to describe the sadness of this. . Pure savage.

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-11-19 09:02


      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-19 09:07

      Its pointless asking that useless SOB for anything, unless you can give the vermin a kickback!

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-11-19 09:09

      he is laughing - what do you think?

      firstseed.mbeva - 2012-11-19 09:25

      JZ is building a bunker for himself

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-19 09:31

      Perhaps this is why he has spent millions on his own laager. They're going to wake up to his misdeeds sooner or later and then the s**t will really hit the fan. Why do you think he's had bunkers built?

  • darren.britz.3 - 2012-11-19 09:03

    No respect for life in this country anymore.

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-11-19 09:06

    It is time we all stand together and demand the death penalty!!!!how can wr start any sugestions??????

  • issy.monar - 2012-11-19 09:09

    Abolishment of the death penality was the biggest mistake South Africa ever made,and now crime(murder) has reached an unacceptable level.

  • tommy.rinrin - 2012-11-19 09:12

    i am lost for words. This is painfull, my prayers go to the family and everyone effected by this tragic crime.

  • lyndol.lyons - 2012-11-19 09:13


  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-11-19 09:16

    This is so sad, what kind of human beings are these murderers and what nation are they from that are killing our fellow Humans? May God have mercy on the victims.

  • lwando.mbenenge - 2012-11-19 09:18

    It's so sad to hear this, may God be with Botha's family, relatives and friends. How can a human being sees another human as animal

  • eland.snitbul - 2012-11-19 09:20

    BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY, why should someone with no respect for someones life or basic human rights have any themselves? If you decide to take a innocent persons life you should lose all your rights. The family is living without a father, they actually had to see their own father get shot.. emotionally that must be horrible.

  • lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-11-19 09:21

    ...and Zuma said he would enteratin the idea of death penalty if he ame into power...political points...(sigh)

  • thunder.clap.587 - 2012-11-19 09:22

    Things r bad,introduce Shariah laws all this will come to an end,u murder u get hanged,u stil we chop that hand,still sum individuals dnt agree.

  • GregGow1234 - 2012-11-19 09:26

    Arm yourselves getting the correct training for close quater combat training and defend your families

  • riotousr - 2012-11-19 09:27

    It cannot be Muldersdrift again. Isn't SAPS doing something about this besieged area. Surely we are all under attack but this must be one hotspot where we can all focus our little energy, catch the criminals and castrate them. The area must be averaging one death every two months if the media counts are anything to go by.

  • dela.rey.5458 - 2012-11-19 09:27

    And every one is making the same old sounds, but nothing will change unless we start with a plan, how about organizing/starting a citizen self protection movement for the people by the people with it's own legal representatives & undercover army/ hit squad. I'm not saying another right wing movement, I'm saying a movement that will be politically neutral but anti crime, racial discrimination, etc.

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-19 09:39

      This would be a vigilante group. It's the only answer if the so-called government will do nothing. I'd bet you'd get a LOT of volunteers. All right-minded people in this country are sick of the bloodshed, and the rampant crime. Most of the SAPS are ANC supporters (NOT ALL) and watch while the criminals do their thing. It's time WE did something about it.

  • hitting.thefan - 2012-11-19 09:28

    The might be unacceptable to any decent person but what are the goverment/ANC show us through there action. They are showing us that this is acceptable. There so much that they can do as a goverment through actions but chooses to defend there strategy although it is not working. Shame on you ANC. How much more blood must spill!

  • julie.khan3 - 2012-11-19 09:34

    My heart is so sore.Second time. The army must be stationed in Mulderssrift for 24 hours per day. The residents have secured enough and cannot secure anymore.I am f___ MAd,Mad ,Mad !!!

      kevin.baker.9847867 - 2012-11-19 09:40

      Would be a good idea Zoobeda but when last have you seen what the SANDF looks like. Problem would probably worsen

  • xolanit.ntuli.9 - 2012-11-19 09:42

    Eish this is sad, I'm of the opinion that death sentence should be imposed to such criminals. I fail to understand why such people could be protected by human rights when they can take people's lives cheaply like they did. My heart felt condolences to his love one and family. Another contributing factor is illegal immigrants, I'm sorry but some are thugs who can kill and get away with it because they aren't documented.

  • barbara.foster.50702769 - 2012-11-19 09:56

    Everyday we read these awful stories and NOTHING is ever done and nothing will ever be done. These pigs do this simply because they can. They have a genetic perpensity to crime and are such a drain on this country. My thoughts and parayers are with this family

  • douglas.hollis.7 - 2012-11-19 10:00

    This is tragic. Maybe we should head back to the civilised world after all.

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